Welcome to the OCISD Health page. Our goal at Ore City is to provide the best care for our students and staff, which includes a high-quality comprehensive school health program that ensures healthy bodies and minds. Please view the attachments below for information on various health topics. If you have any questions or concerns, please call 903-968-3300 ext. 3219.
Mindy Hamilton, RN, BSN, OCISD District Nurse
**Please note the following warning from the Texas Department of State Health Services and the office of Governor Abbott**
Zika virus is primarily spread through mosquito bites (Aedes aegypti species). As the weather warms and mosquito activity increases, we expect the threat of local mosquito transmission of Zika to resume and persist. Pregnant women are particularly at risk due to the Zika virus’ ability to cause birth defects in unborn infants. The public health measures we take together will help prevent serious health impacts on the next generation of Texans. Please visit https://www.cdc.gov/zika/ for more info.
Combatting Zika begins at the local level. When done in concert, these simple steps represent a big step toward preventing the spread of Zika:
Apply EPA-approved insect repellant when planning to be outdoors.
Wear long-sleeved shirts and wear long pants when outdoors for prolonged periods.
Utilize screens or close windows and doors.
Regularly remove any standing water in and around your home or school that could provide a breeding ground for mosquitoes.
Cover trash cans or containers that may collect water.
Visit your doctor if you suspect you’ve been exposed to Zika or exhibit any of the symptoms of Zika, which may include fever, rash, joint pain, and red eyes.
Immunization Requirements for 2017-2018: https://www.dshs.texas.gov/immunize/school/school-requirements.aspx
REMEMBER, the best way to fight FLU is to get the FLU SHOT! For more information about flu and the flu shot, visit: http://www.texasflu.org/
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How is Ore City ISD protecting against flu and other viruses?
- OCISD is educating our staff and students on healthy practices, such as hand washing, use of hand sanitizers, and proper cough etiquette
- OCISD’s maintenance department is working diligently to sanitize any surfaces that staff and students come in contact with
- OCISD’s school nurses and administration are monitoring the CDC and Texas Department of State Health Services websites for updates and any new directives concerning the Enterovirus 68, Ebola cases, and flu outbreaks
How can YOU protect against the flu and other viruses?
- Stay home if you have a fever
- Cover your mouth and nose when coughing; cough into your elbow or sleeve
- Wash your hands often or use hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available
For further information visit these websites:
CDC website: www.cdc.gov
Ebola information: www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola
Flu information: www.cdc.gov/flu/
Zika Virus information: https://www.cdc.gov/zika/
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